25 Quotes about the Cross of Jesus Christ


In celebration of Good Friday and Easter, here are 25 powerful quotes about the cross of Jesus Christ:

“Though justification costs us nothing but the sacrifice of our pride, it has cost Christ His blood.”
― F.B. Meyer

“It costs God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things; but to convert rebellious wills cost Him crucifixion.”
― C. S. Lewis

“The cross is a one time visual representation of God’s grief over sin.”
― Dean L. Harvey

“The cross is the victory, the resurrection is the triumph…The resurrection is the public display of the victory, the triumph of the crucified one.”
― Leon Morris

Christian-Quote-on-the-cross-of-Jesus-Christ-John-Stott1“All of heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, hell afraid of it, while men are the only ones to ignore its meaning.”
― Oswald Chambers

“Unless you see yourself standing there with the shrieking crowd, full of hostility and hatred for the holy and innocent Lamb of God, you don’t really understand the nature and depth of your sin or the necessity of the cross.”
― C.J. Mahaney

“It was not nails that held Jesus to that wretched cross; it was his unqualified resolution, out of love for his Father, to do his Father’s will—and it was his love for sinners like me.”
― D.A. Carson

“Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.”
― John R.W. Stott

“God hold us to that which drew us first, when the Cross was the attraction, and we wanted nothing else.”
― Amy Carmichael

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“Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.”
― John Piper

“Even on the cross He did not hide Himself from sight; rather, He made all creation witness to the presence of its Maker.”
― Athanasius of Alexandria

Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Quotes-about-the-Cross-of-Jesus-Christ“The cross is not the terrible end to an otherwise godfearing and happy life, but it meets us at the beginning of our communion with Christ.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“The most obscene symbol in human history is the Cross; yet in its ugliness it remains the most eloquent testimony to human dignity.”
― R.C. Sproul

“The cross stands high above the opinions of men and to that cross all opinions must come at last for judgment.”
― A.W. Tozer

“The blood of Christ stands not simply for the sting of sin on God, but the scourge of God on sin, not simply for God’s sorrow over sin, but for God’s wrath on sin.”
―P.T. Forsyth

“The cross of Christ is the sweetest burden that I ever bore; it is such a burden as wings are to a bird, or sails to a ship, to carry me forward to my harbor.”
―Samuel Rutherford

Christian-Cross-Quotes-Galatians-Paul1“But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”
―The Apostle Paul in Galatians 6:14

“I find no better cure for that depression than to trust in the Lord with all my heart, and seek to realize afresh the power of the peace-speaking blood of Jesus, and His infinite love in dying upon the cross to put away all my transgressions.”
― Charles Spurgeon

“God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’”
― Billy Graham

“At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!”
― Isaac Watts, in hymn “At the Cross”

“In his death on the cross, Christ becomes the place of refuge, the place in the world where the full wrath of God has already been spent. Therefore, to stand in Christ is to stand in a place where the wrath of God will never be felt, because it has already been there.” —Rory Shiner, One Forever: The Transforming Power of Being In Christ

“The cross is proof of both the immense love of God and the profound wickedness of sin.”
― John MacArthur

“Faith is the acknowledgment of the entire absence of all goodness in us, and the recognition of the cross as the substitute for all the want on our part. The whole work is His, not ours, from first to last.”
― Horatius Bonar

JC-Ryle-Quote-on-the-Cross-of-Jesus-Christ“Love, not anger, brought Jesus to the cross. Golgotha came as a result of God’s great desire to forgive, not his reluctance.”
― Richard J. Foster

“Take away the cross of Christ, and the Bible is a dark book.”
― J.C. Ryle

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Kevin Halloran

Servant of the Word. Husband. Father. Blogs weekly at Anchored in Christ. Content Strategist/Trainer in Latin America with Leadership Resources International.